Studio Etiquette

Studio Etiquette

Please know that these are not rules to inconvenience anyone, but are guidelines to help us all respect each other and to honor the purpose of the space. Here are some simple studio etiquette tips:


Enjoy unity. Whatever your race, religion, political, social, economic or personal status, our differences dissolve inside the studio. Let’s all love, support and encourage each other on our journey! If you are a current student, please help us welcome new faces.


Be on time. Please be on your mat with the necessary props before class start time. If circumstances cause you to be late, please enter the classroom through the back door. If you are more than 10 minutes late, please skip the class until next time. All classes will begin promptly at the designated start time.


Sign in. Our accounting uses the honor system. Although there is a computerized record of your account, we depend on the sign-in sheets in order to enter the visits you’ve made to the studio.


Shoe-free zone. Please remove shoes in the lobby before entering the studio spaces. We offer cubbies in the front lobby, as well as a shoe rack in the hallway by the bathrooms.


Stow your stuff. Please do not bring purses and other belongings into the studio rooms. If you are concerned about the safety of your belongings, we offer lockers with locks in the hallway by the bathroom. We also offer hooks and cubbies in the front lobby.


Power down. All phones should be powered off (not just silenced) before entering the studio. This helps to avoid disturbances during your session. This rule is waived for on-call medical personnel.

Use your studio voice. We all enjoy socializing with the friends at the studio. If there is a session going on, please use your “studio voice” and speak in quiet tones so as not to disturb your fellow students.


Observe expiration dates. If you choose to purchase a package, please remember that it is time sensitive. Extensions are available only for medical emergencies (hospitalization/doctor’s orders not to practice). The significant discount you receive is our way of honoring your commitment.  Thank you for understanding.


Honor cancellation policies. We have cancellation policies for private, duet, semi-private, special enrollment classes and workshops. Please be aware of these policies and honor your teacher by giving them as much advance notice as possible if you must cancel.


Where to park? Parallel parking on Broad Street is only available after 5pm. Parking is also available in the church lot next to our building. However, please do not park in the church lot on Tuesdays or on the first Friday of the month, due their weekly food pantry ministry. Parking is always available in the public lots across the street by Dogwood Park next to Borden’s Jewelers and Outdoor Experience.


Tidy up. After your session, please clean your mat, props (if appropriate), and any equipment you may have used, before putting it away. We provide the cloths and natural cleaning solution for you. This is so our clients can arrive to their session in a tidy, welcoming space, with mats and props that are ready to go – and it’s your way of helping to honor the next student. Thank you!


Be present. Give yourself the gift of undivided attention. Once you enter the studio space, set your focus on the intention of your practice. Be open-minded and fully available – body, mind & spirit – for the duration of your practice.